Mary Olsen, PT, DPT Came to Alaska with her family in 1997. She received her degree in Physical Therapy from University of Maryland School of Medicine where she was privileged to study under the mentorship of the late Florence P. Kendall, one of the country’s most influential physical therapists and educators. Mary has a commitment to professional development and lifelong learning. She recently received her degree as a Doctor of Physical Therapy from The College of St Scholastica in Duluth, MN. Mary is certified in vestibular rehabilitation by the American Institute of Balance. She has extensive training as an orthopedic manual therapist, is a certified Strain Counterstain practitioner and is an advanced myofascial release practitioner. She is a member of the Alaska Physical Therapy Association, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and APTA Orthopedic Section. She has practiced physical therapy for more than 30 years in outpatient orthopedics, chronic pain, vestibular rehabilitation, and women’s health.
Mary is a caring practitioner who is passionate about helping her patients achieve their goals to maximize function and mobility. She works individually with her patients for forty-five minutes to an hour in each treatment session. Because Mary is committed to excellence in the practice of physical therapy, her treatment approach is evidenced-based. She sets aside several hours each week to study recent research articles, published in the professional literature.
Mary and her husband, Dale, enjoy the magnificent recreational activities in our beautiful state. She is a licensed single engine land and seaplane pilot. She and Dale also enjoy hiking, running, camping, fishing and hunting.